Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
Here is a story rich in Scottish historical content and dialect as smooth as steeped tea. The comparison to Ruth and Naomi will be obvious to Christian readers, however this is one novel that appeals to a cross over audience as well. With few Biblical referances made but short on graphic immorality, Higgs can choose her reading audience and know they will be satisfied. A bit slow moving at times, it is well worth the lull in action to read descriptions that will take your breath away and transport you to Edinburgh faster than you can flip the pages. The best part of Here Burns my Candle is that there are two more novels in the series. This will help the season of withdrawal sure to grip the reader once page 454 is closed.
Here Burns My Candle is perfect for the enthusiastic fan of Christian fiction, outstanding for those wanting an extravagent historical read and ideal for womens studies as it contains a short readers guide in the back of the book.
LIZ CURTIS HIGGS is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print, including: her best-selling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award-winner Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes, a Christy Award finalist; My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland, an armchair travel guide to Galloway; and her contemporary novels, Mixed Signals, a Rita Award finalist, and Bookends, a Christy Award finalist. Visit the author’s extensive website.
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 16, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
NOTE-A copy of Here Burns My Candle was provided by WaterBrook for review purposes